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5 Tips On How To Start Training Your Dog

Getting a new dog is an exciting moment in everyone’s life. It’s a brand new experience, albeit a tad challenging. For first-time dog owners, controlling your dog can be exceptionally challenging, especially if your pup has a very playful or stubborn nature. From day one you need to begin your dog training to ensure that they understand their role, the place in the family, and the relationship between the two of you. By establishing this connection early on, you guarantee a loving and understanding relationship forever.

Intro Dog Training Tips

Tip #1 Choose Your Dog’s Name Wisely And Be Respectful Of It

Of course you’ll want to pick a name for your new puppy or dog that you love, but for the purposes of training, it also helps to consider a short name ending with a strong consonant. This allows you to say his name so that he can always hear it clearly. A strong ending (i.e. Jasper, Jack, Ginger) perks up puppy ears—especially when you place a strong emphasize at the end.

Tip #2 Puppy-Proof Your House With Baby Gates, A Crate, And/Or A Pen

Eliminating opportunities for accidents and destructive behavior will get you through the puppy phase with most of your stuff intact! This helps make sure that bad habits never get a chance to take hold.

Tip #3 Prevent Separation Anxiety By Leaving Your Puppy Alone

Dogs are social animals. In a world not controlled by humans, our dogs would spend most of their time in the company of others. Feral dog populations show us that, while not a true pack in the “wolf” sense of the world, wild dogs tend to exist in loose-knit social groups and do choose to be in the company of others of their own kind. In contrast, in our world, a significant population of canines are “only dogs” and are left home alone for eight to 10 hours or even longer. The incidence of separation and isolation anxiety behaviors (SA and IA) in our canine companions is sad testimony to this.

Tip #4 House Training

Accidents happen, and dogs don’t understand cause and effect the same way people do. Clean up the mess, remind yourself that it will get better the more consistent you are and move on.

Tip #5 Treat Your Dog Like A Dog

We tend to attribute human traits to our dogs. It’s natural to think your puppy feels guilty when you come home to a capsized trash can because you would feel guilty, right? But your puppy isn’t reacting to the situation — he’s reacting to your body language and tone of voice.

We understand that dog training can be difficult, even for seasoned dog owners. Depending on the breed, you may run into numerous headaches when it comes to training. If you’re looking for experienced dog trainers, then you need Giving A Dog A Bone. Contact us today at (561) 630-4846 to learn more about our services today!

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